Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

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Summary: A troubled teen, living in Paris, is torn between two boys, one of whom encourages her to embrace life, while the other—dark, dangerous, and attractive—urges her to embrace her fatal flaws.

Haunting and beautifully written, with a sharp and distinctive voice that could belong only to this character, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unforgettable young adult novel.

Summer Barnes just moved to Paris to repeat her senior year of high school. After being kicked out of four boarding schools, she has to get on track or she risks losing her hefty inheritance. Summer is convinced that meeting the right guy will solve everything. She meets two. Moony, a classmate, is recovering against all odds from a serious car accident, and he encourages Summer to embrace life despite how hard it can be to make it through even one day. But when Summer meets Kurt, a hot, mysterious older man who she just can’t shake, he leads her through the creepy underbelly of the city-and way out of her depth.

When Summer’s behavior manages to alienate everyone, even Moony, she’s forced to decide if a life so difficult is worth living. With an ending that’ll surprise even the most seasoned reader, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light is an unputdownable and utterly compelling novel.

This book was all over the place, but in a good way. I really enjoyed Summer granted she needed to pull herself together, but she was a character you couldn’t help but pull for. Add the beautiful back drop of Paris and you have one heck of a page turner. I really loved Moony, I felt his character was real and one that we all know and have known at one point in our life.

This was a page turner and the first book I have read by this author, I felt she pulled me into this world and once I was in I was in, which is the sign of a great author if you ask me.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book via Netgalley, as always the opinions are my own.

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